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2014-06-17 12:23:33

LONDON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Central Africa Mining Report Q3 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/mining/central_africa_mining_report_q3_2013_1.html Includes 3 FREE quarterly updatesCentral Africa's mining sector is set to follow much of the continent by developing its substantial mineral wealth. The region is still far from achieving its full potential, but these recent developments could indicate a...

2014-06-06 16:22:56

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea hosted leaders from the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to discuss strengthening the community, the future of the ACP in Central Africa (especially after 2020), promotion of trade cooperation, and partnership with European community. The meeting was held on June 2-5, 2014 in the Conference Center of Sipopo in the capital city of Malabo. In his welcoming address, President Obiang...

2014-06-05 10:59:03

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Efforts reduce climate change emissions without obstructing commodities boom Programs and policies to reduce tropical deforestation, and the global warming emissions resulting from deforestation, are seeing broad success in 17 countries across four continents, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The report, "Deforestation Success Stories: Tropical Nations Where Forest Protection and Reforestation Policies Have...

2014-05-07 16:30:33

LONDON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Central Africa Mining Report Q3 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/mining/central_africa_mining_report_q3_2013_1.htmlIncludes 3 FREE quarterly updatesCentral Africa's mining sector is set to follow much of the continent by developing its substantial mineral wealth. The region is still far from achieving its full potential, but these recent developments could indicate a...

New Weakly Electric Fish Species Reflects Hope For Peace In Central Africa
2014-04-11 14:05:39

Pensoft Publishers Two new species of weakly electric fishes from the Congo River basin are described in the open access journal ZooKeys. One of them, known from only a single specimen, is named "Petrocephalus boboto." "Boboto" is the word for peace in the Lingala language, the lingua franca of the Congo River, reflecting the authors' hope for peace in troubled Central Africa. On a 2010 field trip to the Congo River of Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the riverside village of...

Deciding How Many Species You Have
2014-04-03 10:41:29

Pensoft Publishers It is often difficult to decide whether two animals belong to the same or two distinct species. This can be especially challenging for animals which externally look very similar. In a recent study, published in the open access journal Zoosystematics and Evolution, scientists from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin use genetic data and sound analysis to test if treefrogs from West and Central Africa belong to different or the same species. Due to the fact that, when...

Origin Of Deadly Human Malaria Parasite Linked To Primates In Africa
2014-02-21 14:47:20

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine An international team of scientists has traced the origin of Plasmodium vivax, the second-worst malaria parasite of humans, to Africa, according to a study published this week in Nature Communications. Until recently, the closest genetic relatives of human P. vivax were found only in Asian macaques, leading researchers to believe that P. vivax originated in Asia. The study, led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the...

african forest elephant
2014-02-13 04:35:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New data shows just how gruesome the battle of forest elephants and poachers has been in Central Africa. The shocking statistics show that between 2002 and 2013, 65 percent of forest elephants in Central Africa were killed for their ivory. The data reveals that 9 percent of these elephants are being slaughtered each year. In 2013, a report published in PLOS ONE showed a decline of 62 percent in a 9-year span, which is less than 10...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'